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News impacting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties.

Putnam County power
Seminole Electric Cooperative

With the utility industry continuing toward increased use of natural gas to fuel power plants, an electric cooperative has started seeking a key state approval to build a new plant in Northeast Florida.

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The death of CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has thrown the Jacksonville-based railroad and its shareholders into turmoil.

Kanine Social

Imagine being able to go out for a craft beer or a hot cup of java with your dog.

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With just one-week to go until Christmas, UPS is looking for more seasonal workers.

Logan Mott Pleads Not Guilty In His Grandmother's Murder

Dec 18, 2017

A Neptune Beach teen pleaded not guilty Monday morning to a murder charge in the shooting and stabbing death of his grandmother.

Via News4Jax

“It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness,” according to a Saturday statement from CSX.


If you drive downtown on the Bay Street, Union Street, Liberty Street, or a variety of other downtown streets, you might run into slowdowns over a five night stretch as Mathews Expressway traffic is detoured for paving work.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens via YouTube

Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s two new Sumatran tiger cubs are still too young to meet the public but that doesn’t mean the public can’t watch them.

Via News4Jax

UPDATE: CSX Announces Saturday That Harrison Has Died

ORIGINAL STORY: CSX has announced Jim Foote is taking over as acting CEO while CEO Hunter Harrison is on medical leave.

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is hosting an event Saturday to connect Northwest Jacksonville residents with information and services.

Via Mayor Lenny Curry's Office / Haskell and Yves Rathle: studio YVES inc

Thursday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office released the city’s video pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters location to Jacksonville. Amazon's first headquarters is in Seattle. 

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is still reviewing a new federal report recommending changes to the shipping industry, two years after cargo ship El Faro sank.

At least one major safety recommendation may require federal legislation.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council and Jacksonville Transportation Authority are planning to meet in January to discuss bettering JTA’a paratransit service.

Jacksonville Police: Man, Woman And Child Found Dead Were Apparently Homicide Victims

Dec 14, 2017

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is working the deaths of a mother, father and infant discovered in a burned out Woodland Acres home Tuesday as a triple homicide, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Florida Times-Union has announced it will outsource its newspaper printing beginning in February, which will displace approximately 50 employees.